Class Three


Harvest Thanks

This week, we have been celebrating and thanking God for our Harvest. We presented such a wonderful selection of delicious and nutritious food that members of our School Council collected from everyone during our service. We were entertained with the story of The Little Red Hen from Class 1 and with The Voices of Water poem by Tony Mitton from Class 3. We ended our service with special thank you prayers led by members of year 6.

Our School Council now have a special job of preparing and delivering our contributions to Kendal Food Bank where they will be distributed to those in our local area who need an extra hand in feeding their families who we know will be very grateful for our generosity. Thank you everyone.


Roman Numbers

We have been exploring Roman numbers this week. We know that I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50 and C=100. Romans didn’t have a zero!

We’ve enjoyed using our colourful wooden sticks to make some numbers up to 10 and then to 100 and had many different ideas about how some numbers can be made. We explained our thinking to each other and impressed our friends with lots of problem solving and mental calculations going on!

Here we are with a few of the numbers…


Travelling and balancing

The blustery wet weather didn’t spoil our PE fun this week! We had the opportunity to get out the large apparatus in the hall and explored different ways of travelling and balancing. We were trying to perfect our positions and apply what we have learnt in gymnastics so far, like pointing our toes, holding our balances steady even when we were upside down and finding interesting ways to move around.

Take a look here…


Reflections of Light

In Science, Class 3 are learning all about light. This week we explored mirror images and how changing the shape of a mirror changes the image in very funny ways! We experimented with mirror writing too and finding ways to send messages to a friend.

You might be surprised to discover just how many mirrors (or surfaces that act like mirrors and reflect your image) that you have in your house. You may well have more than 30 especially if you include those in a car too!

 


Saving Water Assembly

On Wednesdays, class teachers take it in turns to lead key stage assemblies and this term we are having an environmental theme based on appreciating and doing our bit to look after God’s wonderful world.

This week, we have been exploring how to save water when cleaning our teeth. Do you leave the tap running while you brush? Well, we discovered that over 2 litres of clean, fresh, drinking water goes trickling down the drain unused if you do!

We had 2 willing volunteers demonstrating good brushing that used about a quarter of a cup full to do the job well. Let’s try to make a small change and make a BIG difference.

 


Times Tables Rock Stars!

After Mr Dean and Class 4 demonstrated Times Table Rock Stars in Celebration Assembly last week, Class 3 have been super keen to get going themselves. This week everyone has been hard at work speedily beating their times and sharpening up their quick recall with great enthusiasm. Keep up the good work and next week we’ll be exploring the shop to spend your well earned gold coins!

Here are some of the class hard at work.


Storytelling and place value

We’ve made a super start to the new term in Class 3. We have had great fun learning to tell the story of “Why dog is friends with man” inspired by a local storyteller Taffy Thomas. If you’d like to hear the tale, do ask anyone in Class 3 and they’ll spend a happy 5 minutes with added actions and sound effects to entertain you!

We have also been working hard on representing numbers in different ways. Year 4 have proudly worked out lots of representations of 4 digit numbers here from a range of images.